Transportation in China

Planes, trains and automobiles…what’s the best way to get around?

Traffic in the bustling cities of China can get a little chaotic!

#CISabroadtip: Cars have the right of way in China so walk with caution as a pedestrian!

If you’re in a city, on a day-to-day basis bus, subway, and taxi are your best transportation options. (But you certainly will also see bicycles, motorbikes, and rickshaws on the road!) Bus and subway are the most affordable options, but taxi fares are not bad either.

When traveling around China, you have the option of taking buses, trains, and planes. There are different types of buses and different types of trains depending on factors like the duration of your trip, the kind of seat you’d like, and your budget so be sure to read up before your adventure.


**Pick-pockets: While traveling in China can be a breeze, it is always important to be aware of your surroundings. Pick-pocketing is a major occurrence, especially in larger cities. Make sure that your bag is zipped up and carried in front of you and that your wallet is tucked away safely. It is also a good idea to keep copies of your passport and essential documents in your dorm or hotel room, just in case. Keep an eye out for yourself and your friends on crowded metro trains and don’t be afraid to make a lot of noise if you see something out of place. Pick-pockets scare easily!